Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst audiobook

Lulu and the Brontosaurus

By Judith Viorst
Read by Michele O. Medlin

Recorded Books, Inc.
0.65 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781449843380

New York Times best-selling author Judith Viorst is well-known for her popular children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Here Viorst crafts a magnificent tale about a young girl determined to get her way. It's Lulu's birthday, and she wants a pet for a present. Not just any pet will do, though-Lulu MUST have a brontosaurus. But when her parents tell her that's impossible, Lulu makes her way through the forest to prove them wrong.

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New York Times best-selling author Judith Viorst is well-known for her popular children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Here Viorst crafts a magnificent tale about a young girl determined to get her way. It's Lulu's birthday, and she wants a pet for a present. Not just any pet will do, though-Lulu MUST have a brontosaurus. But when her parents tell her that's impossible, Lulu makes her way through the forest to prove them wrong.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The pinheaded brontosaurus is irresistible and reminiscent of Syd Hoff‘s beloved dinosaur from the Danny and the Dinosaur series. This inventive, lighthearted fantasy should be a solid hit with young readers.” School Library Journal
“Lulu is demanding a brontosaurus for her birthday, and after a 13-day standoff, she marches into the woods and finds one for herself. There’s only one problem: the brontosaurus wants Lulu as his pet. It’s a setup ripe for she-deserves-it guffaws…The swift shifts in plot make the story feel less than surefooted, but that’s also part of its charm; Viorst sprinkles the tale with daffy authorial intrusions, from asides (“Okay, so snakes don’t talk. But in my story, they do”) to three different ending options. The way Lulu’s behavior models that of a new pet—shouting, whining, fleeing—is quite clever, and perceptive kids will enjoy being in on the joke.” Booklist
“Viorst, better known within the children's-book world for picture books than novels, flexes her muscles and introduces readers to delightfully obnoxious, fit-throwing Lulu, a spoiled only child prone to indulging in over-the-top temper tantrums to get what she wants…Readers follow Lulu as she heads into the woods, faces off with some ferocious animals and finally finds the brontosaurus, who decides he’d rather have Lulu as his pet than be hers!…Dinosaurs, it turns out, are fond of good manners. The glib narrator provides not one but three endings for readers to choose from. Even so, they still won’t have had enough of Lulu. Pitch perfect for the beginning chapter-book crowd.” Kirkus Reviews (starred reviews)

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Author Bio: Judith Viorst

Author Bio: Judith Viorst

Judith Viorst was born and brought up in New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University, moved to Greenwich Village, and has lived in Washington, DC, since 1960, when she married Milton Viorst, a political writer. They have three sons and seven grandchildren. A 1981 graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, Viorst writes in many different areas: science books; children’s picture books—including the beloved Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; adult fiction and nonfiction; poetry for children and adults; and musicals.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.65
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English